About the Distillery
Established in 1843, Glenmorangie is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. Nestled in the charming town of Tain, just a short drive north of Inverness, it has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative whiskey producers in the country. Known for their pioneering spirit, Glenmorangie has been at the forefront of whisky experimentation. They are renowned for their lengthy fermentation and distillation process, conducted in Scotland's tallest stills (towering as high as giraffes). Additionally, they were among the first to explore cask finishing techniques for single malt whiskies. Since 2004, the distillery has been owned by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), a leading luxury goods company.
The Lasanta 12 Years Old
Style : Single Malt Scotch
Region : Highlands (Scotland)
Cask : ex-bourbon then transferred to ex-sherry (Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez)
Age : 12 Years (10 years in ex-bourbon casks before being transferred)
ABV : 46%
Color : Natural
Price : $$$$
Undoubtedly, this single malt is a delightful choice that caters to both seasoned whisky enthusiasts and serves as an excellent introduction for beginners. Its harmonious blend of fruity and chocolaty flavors, complemented by an oaky finish, offers a true sense of Scotch whisky. The addition of fruity aromas adds a refreshing touch, enhancing the overall experience with a long-lasting finish. While you may opt to add a drop of water or enjoy it neat, I would advise against adding ice, as it could dampen the aroma and detract from the enjoyment this whisky rightfully deserves. During my research, I discovered that the word "Lasanta" translates to "warmth and passion" in Gaelic and I can assure you that this single malt is an excellent choice to ignite your passion, as it provides a comforting warmth on your palate.
Nose : Sweet and syrupy, with cinnamon and ginger
Palate : Malty and spicy, with vanilla fudge, walnuts, raisins, toasted nut, orange marmalade
Finish : Silky and long, slowly drying, with lingering gingery oak, a hint of cocoa